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Twelfth Night During the Renaissance
Twelfth Night, celebrated twelve nights after Christmas Eve, was considered the close of Christmas-time and/or winter holiday celebrations. During the Renaissance, Twelfth Night was considered a much larger celebratory occasion than Christmas itself.
The Life of Elizabeth I - Book Review
"No English sovereign, before or since, has so captured the imagination of his or her people or so roused their patriotic feelings." - Alison Weir
The Black Death & the Renaissance
One of the deadliest pandemics in history, the "Black Death" is often credited as one of the major factors leading to the European Renaissance.
The Birth of the Renaissance in England
In England, the Elizabethan Era is considered to been the beginning of the English Renaissance.
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SCA - The Society for Creative Anachronism
An international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts, skills and traditions of pre-17th-century Europe, the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) was established in 1966.
Renaissance Occupations - Merchants
To really understand any historical time period it is essential that one has a firm grasp on the vocabulary of the times. In this article, the definitions for various merchant occupations are given and defined.
Renaissance Occupations - Governmental & Military
To really understand any historical time period it is essential that one has a firm grasp on the vocabulary of the times. In this article, the definitions for various governmental and military occupations are given and defined.
Renaissance Inventions - A to G
The Renaissance era is marked by extensive European innovation in many areas of study. While many people think first of developments in the arts, religion and philosophy, the Renaissance is also marked by a large number of inventions by the scientific community.
Renaissance Holidays, Festivals and Feast Days
During the Renaissance, holidays were much treasured not only for their religious significance, but for the extra opportunity they afforded people of the working classes to enjoy a day of leisure.
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